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The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone and it doesn’t seem like anybody’s much too happy with what the Mets did…or didn’t do for that matter. After shipping Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays last week, the Mets made a curious trade with the Miami Marlins on Friday night to acquire AJ Ramos and then brought things down to today’s 4PM Eastern deadline with only the expected trade of closer, Addison Reed to the Red Sox.
In a perfect world, the Mets, toiling through what has been a lost season, would have been able to deal a bunch of their players who are pending free agents for players and prospects that would strengthen a retooling of the roster to prepare for 2018, but the combination of injuries, disappointing seasons and a soft market for offense found the Mets at prom night without a dance partner. Continue reading
When it’s time to make a decision, you have to do so in the moment. You certainly aren’t afforded the luxury of hindsight to see how things play out in the future before you choose your path.
Which is exactly why – in the moment – the Mets made the right decision to let now-perennial MVP candidate, Daniel Murphy leave as a free agent following their 2015 World Series run. Continue reading
The Mets were back to their losing ways in Miami last night dropping a 6-3 game to the Marlins. I don’t like doing game recaps because you can get that shit anywhere. So I’ll just go over shit that stuck out to me from another chapter in the book of awfulness that the 2017 season has become. Continue reading
Last week, after getting absolutely crushed in a four game series against the Dodgers, Buster Olney tweeted that the Mets would be entering the seller’s market and were open for business. OK, that makes sense. The team has been decimated by injuries all season and things don’t look to be taking much of a turn anytime soon. If you can get back a few pieces for some players on the last year of their contracts, then go out and get what you can.
Then came a report out of nowhere that I don’t think anybody had expected to hear: the Astros had called asking about the availability of Jacob deGrom. Continue reading
Hours before Friday’s game, Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, said he thinks it’s best if he’s traded since he is being asked to switch positions before the team decided to approach him with the prospect of such a move apparently.
This isn’t shocking.
During Spring Training, I would have never believed that I’d be sitting here in June already writing off the season as a failure and looking toward the future…again.
As Mets fans, it’s something that we’re conditioned to: the gloom and doom and the constant peering over the horizon hoping to see the glimmer of better days ahead, but this time, it was supposed to be different. We were supposed to be in the middle of a new golden age of Mets baseball. Instead, we’re back to “same, old Mets”.